Inter reportedly prefer to keep Radja Nainggolan than sign Arturo Vidal from Barcelona this summer.
Nainggolan is due to return to Inter once his loan spell at Cagliari expires, with the Rossoblu not in possession of an option to buy the 32-year-old.
The Nerazzurri appeared to be ready to replace him with Vidal, who continues to drop hints of a reunion with Antonio Conte.
However, Tuttosport believes the train taking him to the Beneamata has passed as CEO Beppe Marotta plans to retain the ex-Roma man, refreshed by his stint back in Sardinia.
Despite his affection for them, the Giallorossi have so far shown no interest in bringing their former hero back.
The money set aside to buy the Chilean would instead be invested in Brescia starlet Sandro Tonali.
Tonali and Nainggolan would replace Matias Vecino, Borja Valero and Roberto Gagliardini, all of whom are deemed surplus to requirements.
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